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Why Did Apollo Lunar Samples Have Amino Acids In Them?

A new study answers the decades-old question<p>Amino acids are fundamental building blocks of life. These molecules combine together into proteins, which are the bricks and mortar that build your body as well as digest your food, repair tissues, and perform other vital functions. So why were there …

"The desert snail at once awoke and found himself famous"

In the mid-1800s, a snail spent years glued to a specimen card in the British Museum (now the Natural History Museum) before scientists realized it …

Here's How Far Our Music Has Traveled Into Deep Space

Remember the famous opening scene from the 1997 sci-fi classic Contact--the one that shows just how far into deep space radio broadcasts bearing our music have traveled?<p>A new website turns that mind-blowing sci-fi conceit into a real-life interactive "map" that lets you track the progress of our …

The whole trip to Pluto cost less than 1 NFL stadium

The nine-year, three-billion-mile voyage of NASA's New Horizons probe is undoubtedly a testament to the genius of mankind — yet the same praise might …

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These Pluto Truthers Insist NASA Images Are Fake

It wouldn't be a monumental achievement in human history without some truthers on the internet calling it fake. And NASA's historic Pluto flyby is no …

NASA

Sharks in a Volcano: Why You Should Care

Scientists studying the activity of an underwater volcano in the Solomon Islands were shocked when a hammerhead shark emerged from the cloud inside …

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How NASA beamed data over billions of miles from Pluto to Earth

It took roughly ten years and three billion miles, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft finally reached Pluto on Tuesday.<p>It’s no surprise that NASA is …

Poverty, more than geography, determines who gets online in America

The report uses data from the Census’ 2013 American Community Survey and the National Broadband Map. Segmenting the country into regions with 100,000 residents, the report found that in the most affluent sectors, 80 to 90 percent of households have internet at home. In the regions with the lowest …

Geography

Lifting the Veil on Pluto's Atmosphere

1 / 4<p>The comparative sizes of the atmospheres of Pluto and Earth.<p><i>Sophia Nasr is a science writer for Simulation Curriculum's free Pluto Safari app.</i> …

Where are all the aliens?

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:<p>Some people stick with the traditional—feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. …

Singularity

Pluto flyby - as it happened: First pictures show dwarf planet is red like Mars

New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto marking the 'end of an era' in Solar System exploration<p>Summary of New Horizon's extraordinary flypast:<p><i>Incredible images taken from Nasa's New Horizon's spacecraft have shown for the first time that Pluto is red like Mars.</i><p><i>Scientists were expecting</i> …

Solar System

Photographing Pluto: This Is How New Horizons Works

A montage of New Horizons' images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in ea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/Johns …

Solar System

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …